Friday, March 14, 2014

Rabbit 101 Workshop for New (or hopeful) Rabbit Owners

Know what you are getting into before you buy that rabbit this spring.

Farm stores and individuals are starting to sell rabbits just in time for Easter. Although small and cute, they are much different than a dog or cat in how they behave and what they require.

Whether you’ve already purchased a rabbit or are still thinking about it, there is a lot to learn. University of Missouri Extension will be offering a program on March 26 in Maryville to help educate new and potential rabbit owners.

“Rabbit 101” will cover how to select a rabbit, supplies needed, basic care, what to expect, and opportunities. The program will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Northwest Technical School in Maryville. The fee to attend is $10 per adult or $5 for youth (17 years and under).

Registrations are required by March 25. To register, contact the Northwest Technical School at 660-582-8311 or visit their website.

For more information about the program, contact AmieSchleicher at the Atchison County MU Extension Center at 660-744-6231.

(by Amie Schleicher, MU Livestock Specialist)

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